PhD Programmes in collaboration with China Scholarship Council

The initiative for attracting excellent Chinese graduates.

The pre-selection (for a.y. 2022-2023) is over.

How to apply

Applications can be submitted on Studenti Online. The required mandatory attachments to the application form are listed below.

Required application materials:

  • Copy of a valid Passport or ID with photo with translation in Italian or English
  • CV and academic background
  • Degrees and translation into English
  • Research project
  • language proficiency certificates (you are recommended to check the language proficiency requirements on the China Scholarship Council websites).


If you have questions about applying, please contact DIRI Internationalization of PhD studies (email: for assistance. You can also contact the Asia Institute (email:

The University of Bologna and the China Scholarship Council signed a Cooperation Agreement promoting the enrolment of excellent Chinese graduates in Unibo PhD programmes.

In compliance with the provisions set forth in the Cooperation Agreement, the selection is a two-fold process: a pre-selection at UNIBO and a further selection at CSC.

The first step will be carried out exclusively online and is aimed at selecting applicants willing to enrol in a PhD Programme in Bologna.
At a later stage, preselected applicants will then have to apply to CSC call on the CSC website, according to the deadlines mentioned there, for the prospective awarding of a scholarship.